in days gone by, but now, the farm sits idle

can you imagine what it was like the day they had to walk away and leave it behind?

The rich, sweet smell of the hayricks rose to his chamber window; a hundred perfumes of the little flower-garden beneath scented the air around; the deep-green meadows shone in the morning dew that glistened on every leaf as it trembled in the gentle air: and the birds sang as if every sparkling drop were a fountain of inspiration to them.
— Charles Dickens said that

Comments (17):

  1. ruthiebear

    Oct 9, 2019 at 9:45 am

    A very nostalgic presentation. I like how vast the sky looks.

  2. Nicolas Amherd

    Oct 9, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Quel tramage ce fines lingées et ce décor la place du ciel excellent
    Belle soirée

  3. Willem

    Oct 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    A beautiful and nostalgic photo presentation with this short written story from Charles Dickens.

  4. tatar@y

    Oct 9, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Une histoire triste, mais un excellent cliché l’accompagne.

  5. Elaine K

    Oct 10, 2019 at 9:07 am

    i just loooove this! the colours of the sky, pastel and such, so beautiful, sistah!

  6. Ayush

    Oct 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    beautiful colours all around. i imagine if the owners walked away from this, it would simply go back to nature.

  7. Bill

    Oct 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Walking away from what was probably a lifetime of hard work. Your picture captures the sadness well

  8. Anita Bower

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I like how to compose with large skies. I feel sad that small-scale farming has become so financially difficult.

  9. Steve

    Oct 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    A beautiful image of the farm that was. I like the really nice texture you applied.

  10. Elaine Hancock

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    This is a gorgeous image. It has a timeless feel to it. And the quote really fits in so well. When I see abandoned farms I always wonder how it must have felt to just leave it behind.

  11. grouser

    Oct 13, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Its day will come again and if not nature can reclaim it. A nice delicate landscape

  12. Steven

    Oct 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    A beautiful capture of this landscape of what once was! The quote by Dickens evokes so much of my senses.

  13. Harry

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I really like the treatment you have given the sky – bright and textured going from blown out whiteness to moody clouds. Very nice relationship between the huge sky and the classic farm buildings among the trees.

  14. jpla

    Oct 19, 2019 at 1:49 am

    C’est nostalgique, mais c’est beau

  15. Laurence D

    Oct 20, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Comme une aquarelle, c’est doux !


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